NTS participates in the launch of the anti-clandestine bypass program
Petrobras Integrated Pipeline Protection Program (Pro-Pipelines) aims to prevent fuel theft from Transpetro's pipeline grid
Concerned about the absolute security of its operations and what that security represents for the entire community, NTS condemns any clandestine derivation action. In this sense, the company understands the relevance of the Petrobras Integrated Pipeline Protection Program (Pro-Pipeline), launched in early June by the state-owned company. NTS participated in the launch of the initiative.
Petrobras' program aims to prevent fuel thefts from Transpetro's pipeline grid. The state company signed two protocols of intention, one with the government of Rio de Janeiro and one with the government of São Paulo, with the purpose of reinforcing the strategic cooperation between the parties in intelligence and security actions. Transpetro also maintains a relationship program with the communities surrounding the pipeline grid and provides the number 168 for the population to report actions by unauthorized people in the pipelines. The call is free and anonymity is guaranteed.
According to a report in the Valor Econômico newspaper, one of the state's proposals is to develop technologies to improve the detection and location of thefts. The company's president, Roberto Castello Branco, said at the launch of Pro-Pipelines that he intends to sign an agreement with the Ministry of Justice to address the issue.
The reality in Brazil is still far from that experienced in countries like Nigeria, Colombia and Mexico, but worries about the growing occurrence and the risks associated with crime. Also according to Valor's report, in 2018, Transpetro recorded 261 cases of theft or attempted theft in its pipelines across the country, an increase of 15% compared to 2017 and 262% compared to 2016.